As we can see, streaming services are booming during this pandemic. A lot of producers are using these platforms to release their film as theatres are close. We have seen mainstream Bollywood films such as Gulabo Sitabo coming to streaming services.
However, the trend to release movies on streaming services was started by the South Indian film industry, and they have been continuously releasing films on various streaming platforms.
ZEE5 is a popular streaming platform for regional content, and it has signed a deal for a new Tamil film featuring Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead role. This Varalaxmi starrer film is called Danny, and it is a crime thriller. The story of Danny is about a police investigation in which a sniffer dog, Danny, plays a crucial role. Danny is getting premiered on Zee5 on August 1.
LC Santhanamoorthy directed as well as penned down the story of Danny. In addition to Varalaxmi, the movie features Sayaji Shinde and Vela Ramamoorthy in prominent roles. We got the first look at Danny through a teaser that came out in December 2019.
ZEE5 is claiming the films to be originals, a fancy way of saying that ZEE5 owns the digital streaming rights for Danny. Apart from ZEE5, the Tamil suspense thriller “Danny” will also stream on Simply South, Tentkotta on August 1.
Another Tamil movie which will skip theatrical release and will be streamed directly on Zee5 is Yogi Babu starrer Cocktail. Directed by G Muthiah, the movie is a comedy entertainer.
There are bound to be more such digital releases as there is no clarity about the reopening of theaters. Till the stay tuned!